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Thursday, August 28, 2014

The many Datsun 510 Bluebirds of Tomica Limited Vintage...


Let's just get right to it:

Datsun 510 Bluebird 4-door Sedan

Datsun Bluebird 1600 SSS


Datsun Bluebird 1600 DX

Datsun Bluebird 1800 SSS


Datsun Bluebird 1400 DX


Datsun Bluebird 1300 Standard

Datsun Bluebird Estate


Datsun Bluebird Osaka Police Van


Awesome, eh?

With all the frenzy over both Hot Wheels 510's, Tomica Limited Vintage has offered a 1:64 history of the Japanese Classic.  We ogle over the plethora of lowered 510's sitting on wats at JCCS just like the next guy, but seeing a stock 510 is even better.  And that is why we love what TLV is doing.

And they know it too.  The 510 series of Bluebirds is one of the most widely used castings in the TLV lineup, and two more versions were just released this month.  We have to think they are taking advantage of the popularity of the 510, and have noticed the attention paid to the Wagon as well.  The  two street versions of the Wagon remain extremely hard to get, and we wonder if we won't see two new versions coming soon.  It is bound to happen.  (In the meantime we suggest paying attention to Japan Booster's listings.  They occasionally surprise us with a random 510 Wagon listing.)

So here are 12 of the 13 510's produced by Tomica Limited Vintage.  We are missing one, the 1600 SSS in dark green.  We resolved that problem by ordering one from Japan Booster, and it will arrive soon.  But for now, here are twelve.

We will show these models in detail by starting with the two just released this month, and go from there.  Some are becoming harder and harder to get, but Japan Booster is doing what they can to offer them.  We will keep you updated on our Facebook Page.

The Nissan IDX introduced a lot of Lamley readers to Tomica Limited Vintage, and we know many have been expanding their TLV collection since.  If you don't have a 510 or two in the collection, you should add a couple, and put them next to the IDX.  Send us a family portrait when you do...

(Find the 510's at Japan Booster...)

Enjoy...

TOMICA LIMITED VINTAGE LV-144a DATSUN BLUEBIRD 1300 STANDARD (Nissan Sales Engineering)






TOMICA LIMITED VINTAGE LV-N79c DATSUN BLUEBIRD 1400 DX (Alsok Security)










TOMICA LIMITED VINTAGE LV-Ra08 510 DATSUN BLUEBIRD 1600 DX TBS RADIO





TOMICA LIMITED VINTAGE LV-DATSUN 510 DATSUN 510 BLUEBIRD 4DOOR SEDAN 1969





TOMICA LIMITED VINTAGE LV-89b DATSUN BLUEBIRD 1600 SSS





TOMICA LIMITED VINTAGE LV-79b DATSUN BLUEBIRD 1600 SSS 1972






TOMICA LIMITED VINTAGE LV-79a DATSUN BLUEBIRD 1400 DX 1972





TOMICA LIMITED VINTAGE LV-138b DATSUN BLUEBIRD 1800 SSS 1970 Olive





TOMICA LIMITED VINTAGE LV-138a DATSUN BLUEBIRD 1800 SSS 1970 Orange




TOMICA LIMITED VINTAGE LV-81b DATSUN BLUEBIRD ESTATE Red






TOMICA LIMITED VINTAGE LV-81b DATSUN BLUEBIRD ESTATE Silver




TOMICA LIMITED VINTAGE LV-81 s1 1/64] DATSUN BLUEBIRD VAN OSAKA POLICE






4 comments:

  1. Why no Bluebird SSS Coupe? Serious oversight, Tomica!!

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  2. Hello! Where may I be able to purchase this tomica model or any tomica products? I live in California

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    1. Your best bet is to head over to the Lamley blog front page, follow the link to Japan Booster on eBay and order from him. I recently did so, and my only regret is not having done it much, much earlier in my collecting life.

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  3. What a great collection of Datsun 510.

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